The Open Data Community as a Dating Site?Jun242014
Should the open data community have a function similar to a dating web site? It’s not as far-fetched as you’d think. Interesting guest blog on the Sunlight Foundation site.
After this year’s TransparencyCamp, I’m convinced the transparency and open data community has moved to a new stage of its development. As recently as three years ago, we were excited by the first civic organizations popping up in various countries and by governments opening large datasets for the first time.
Since then, the community has grown considerably larger and stronger. The discussion very much shifted from how to get the data to what to do with it and how to connect better internationally. Cross-country cooperation, advocacy campaigns and data standards are becoming the hot topics at conferences and on high-profile mailing lists.